The SEC’s chief information officer, Charles Boucher, is leaving the agency, after serving in this post since 2008, the SEC said July 12. Boucher plans to focus on non-profit work and religious studies as he prepares for ordination as a deacon.
As CIO, Boucher managed all of the SEC’s information technology programs and systems. This included application development, infrastructure operations, enterprise architecture, security and user support – most notably the EDGAR system, which provides investors with access to millions of public company financial statements and other corporate filings.
“Effective securities regulation depends in large part on making sense of the immense volume of data generated in our securities markets,” said SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro in a press release. “Charlie has played an important role in building a platform to implement our new system for reviewing complaints, tips and investigative leads provided by whistleblowers or other sources.”